Welcome to the Caving Club at Indiana University!
The CCIU provides students, faculty, staff and community members the opportunity to crawl around in holes in the ground while practicing cave conservation. Our monthly trips offer members of all abilities the opportunity to enjoy a safe caving experience with qualified guides. We even provide a helmet and light for the novice!
Next Meeting: Thursday,
November 7, 7:30 pm in SPEA room 167
We meet the first Thursday of every month at 7:30pm in SPEA room 167 (except for May through August). Our meetings have programs on a wide array of cave-related subjects. We encourage our members to share their caving experiences and offer input on what the club does.
Dues are $10 per calendar year. These dues include use of club gear (helmets and helmet-mounted lights) and the opportunity to go on CCIU-led caving trips. You must be a paid member prior to participating in any club trips.
At the November
meeting, local all-star cave surveyor Dave Everton will
be talking cave surveying, surveying instruments and
techniques. Dave is the coordinator for the surveying of
the longest (and still growing) cave in Indiana, Binkley
Cave, which is currently the 11th longest cave in the
US. Dave has also conducted many other surveys and cave
projects. This introduction to surveying will get the
wheels rolling on a CCIU surveying project of our own,
starting next semester!
Please report any
September 7, 2013